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Hackers Take Down Jihadist Website
Posted By Sonya Donaldson On July 1, 2011 @ 8:21 am In Computer Security,Data Security,Internet and Online Business,Network Security | No Comments
In the last few months, much attention has been focused on the spate of rapid-fire cyber attacks against a variety of organizations. From Citibank  to Sony  to the CIA  (a victim of hacker group LulzSec), no business or organization has been immune to attack. And Jihadists, it appears, are no exception.
TG Daily’s Emma Wollacott writes that the Al-Shamukh site, a major meeting spot for would-be Jihadists was hacked. This leaves the group without a secure site to, you know, do whatever it is Jihadists do. This whole event (and the reporting of it) might seem surreal, but given the eruption of hacking into the mainstream, it makes us wonder: Could we be witnessing the rise of the hacker? Is the digital realm the site of a new form of “hacktivism?” Further, could the success of Wikileaks, and the celebrity of its editor in chief, Julian Assange, have inspired a new generation of hacktivists?
Read more at TG Daily .
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URLs in this post:
 Citibank: http://technology.inc.com/2011/06/09/citibank-admits-it-was-hacked/
 Sony: http://technology.inc.com/2011/04/29/fallout-from-sony-hack-attack-continues/
 CIA: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/cia-web-site-hacked/2011/06/15/AGGNphWH_story.html
 TG Daily: http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/56954-major-jihadist-website-downed-by-unknown-hacker
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